Published Nov 16, 2016Following a whole lot of drama, it's been confirmed that Bob Dylan will not be picking up his Nobel Prize in Literature in person.
Despite finally acknowledging the award after a lot of silence, Dylan has officially told the Swedish Academy that he will not come to Stockholm to pick up the prize at the December 10 ceremony, the Associated Press reports.
The Academy said Dylan told them that "he wishes he could receive the prize personally, but other commitments make it unfortunately impossible."
The award was fist announced on October 13, with Dylan winning the prize "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."
Soon, however, controversy began to brew due to Dylan's silence over honour, with one member of the Academy even calling him "impolite and arrogant."